Diabetic Eye Conditions

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Diabetic eye problems can be found with a comprehensive eye exam. A diabetic eye exam includes a visual acuity test to measure vision at various distances and a dilated eye exam to examine the structures of the eye for signs of disease. During this test, your doctor can examine the retina and optic nerve with a special magnifying lens. Tonometry may also be performed during a comprehensive eye exam. This measures the pressure inside the eye with a special instrument.

People with diabetes need a comprehensive eye exam at least once a year or as soon as any potential problems are found. This can help ensure early detection of any serious diabetic eye problems. Early detection is the strongest protection against diabetic eye disease.